Counseling for Trauma
Noun- An emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be associated with physical shock and sometimes leads to long-term neurosis.
Trauma can take on many forms and can be experienced differently by people; for example:
- Persistent fear, anger guilt or shame
- Feeling irritable often Diminished interest in activities
- Disturbing memories
- Feeling alienated
- Struggling to feel positive emotions
- Poor sleep
Not every traumatized person develops PTSD as either an ongoing (chronic) or even short-term (acute) disorder. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some experiences, like the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one, can also cause PTSD.
Symptoms usually begin early, within 3 months of the traumatic incident, but sometimes they begin years afterward. Some people recover within 6 months, while others have symptoms that last much longer. In some people, the condition becomes chronic.
The symptoms of trauma have certain qualities in common, and processing the stages of healing will cause emotions ranging from upsetting to uplifting. No matter how you feel right now, your reaction is not wrong.
Let us help you feel safe again and teach you how to regain control of your life.
Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you suffering from lingering fear and anxiety? Do you feel like you no longer have any control over how you think, feel, and behave?
Posttraumatic stress disorder - also known as PTSD - is a mental health challenge that may occur in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a terrorist act, an act of war, a serious accident, rape, or any other violent personal assault.
It is believed that PTSD affects nearly four percent of the U.S. adult population. While it is usually linked with veterans who’ve experienced combat, PTSD occurs in all people regardless of age, race, nationality, or culture. In fact, women are twice as likely to experience PTSD than men.
What are the Symptoms of PTSD?
People with PTSD often experience intense thoughts and feelings related to their traumatic experiences. These can last for a long time after the initial event. Many people with PTSD also relive the event through flashbacks and nightmares.
People with PTSD often feel intense emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and detachment from friends, family, and community members. They often avoid people and situations that remind them of the traumatic event. Ordinary sounds or incidents such as a door banging or accidental touch in a crowd may cause a strong and uncontrollable reaction.